Kamal Khalil, the managing director for United Pacific (Fiji) Ltd that was destroyed following a tragic fire last Friday has assured his employees that their jobs are secured.
Khalil said his employees who he labels as the backbone of his company was his first concern after the fire last week at Kalokalo Crescent in Makoi.
I must compliment my employees whose dedication and hard work has been the success of our company, he said.
My employees have been in close contact with me almost everyday this week as they are very desperate to know about their jobs. I have assured them that their jobs are secured with the company.
My first priority is my 60 plus employees, secondly to rebuild the factory to where we were before last Friday, thirdly the export business intact, he said.
United Pacific (Fiji) Ltd had commenced business in 1984 from a very small setup but has grownup to become a multimillion-dollar corporation.
They specialize in manufacturing paper bags, polypropylene bags, sacks, white/brown paper bags, paper plates, raffia twine, baking powder and custard powder.
Khalil says they await the green light to enter the burnt premises.
He hinted that his export business would be a challenge to maintain after this incident.
We are just waiting to get the green light from respective authorities and once we have approval to move in we will begin with cleaning and rebuilding the factory and hopefully everyone will be employed again, he said.
In last few years we have developed a sound export business to PNG amounting to millions. As far as export goes I have no time to waste, I have to be back in business shortest possible time so that our export business is not lost.